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5 Bold But Practical, Elearning Trends For 2022

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What are the elearning trends emerging for 2022? Although online learning has been around for a while, it took a pandemic to make it mainstream. A few organizations quickly transitioned as they were already well down the path. But others struggled.

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E-learning Companies: How To Find The Best Partner For Your Online Learning

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In recent years the number of e-learning companies has exploded in response to the demands for online learning. How do you select from all the e-learning consultants and find the best fit for your organization? Which types are best suited to your project and your needs?

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Blended Learning: How To Innovate Your Organization’s Training

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No matter what type of course or training event you are conducting, including blended learning methods, can significantly enhance your course. Both for you and, more importantly, for the participants.

Training Evaluations 101: Benefits, How To, Plus Examples You’ll Want To Use

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Organizations globally are investing $400 billion annually in training. Naturally, if you invest so much in training, you should show a measurable positive impact. That’s where training evaluations come in. But are all training evaluations the same?

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

What Is E-learning, And How To Create The Best Types Of E-learning?

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What is e-learning? Well, there are many types of e-learning that organizations can use to educate or train people. Understanding what is e-learning and the best types of e-learning to use, is critical when creating new training programs.

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

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There are over 800 different LMS (Learning Management Systems) currently available. Why so many you ask? Because there isn’t one that meets all the needs of all (or most) course providers.

How To Use Proven Virtual Learning Activities To Boost Your Training

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Virtual learning sessions using a platform like Zoom, WebEx, or Adobe Connect, have become commonplace. They are often the first step organizations take to provide online learning. And it is easy to set-up a virtual classroom to start your online training.

Non-Profits: 13 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Improve Your On-Demand Learning

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Digital learning is here to stay. A great way for non-profits to connect and educate members and supporters is to create on-demand learning opportunities. It provides the convenience that busy people are demanding. And it provides superior results over traditional training.

The Pros And Cons Of Online Learning: Startling Lessons From COVID-19

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It has been almost two years since the COVID-19 outbreak. And the virus continues to cause disruption all over the world. Countries have gone into complete lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus. And organizations have turned towards remote working solutions to continue their operations.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

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While the benefits of online learning have been clear for years, it’s only recently that online learning has gone mainstream. Post covid19, traditional face to face training isn’t po ssible.

E-learning Activities That Don’t Suck!

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There’s a lot of boring e-learning out there. If you’ve been guilty of this in the past you have no excuses now. Start by creating better e-learning activities. In our article, “The Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning” we listed several e-learning activities.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

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Customer Education is the most underestimated competitive advantage organizations have. And while traditionally it applied to businesses selling widgets or software, customer education now also applies to governments, and non-profits, who have a product or service.

Benefits of Online Learning: 27 of the Best Secrets You Need to Know Today

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Since Covid-19 people are now more familiar with some of the benefits of online learning. The global pandemic has forced organizations, their employees, and customers, to move to online learning. Some of the benefits, however, are much more obvious than others.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

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Even before Covid-19 took the world by storm, the World Health Organization (WHO) knew e-learning for health was important. In a 2013 study WHO claimed that more available e-learning for healthcare was to be a major focus.

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April Dunford and Obviously Awesome

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April Dunford and Obviously Awesome. Scared to learn how positioning can make your instructional products awesome? You should be – it’s not what you thought! You know your product is awesome – but does anyone else?

10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company

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Why Hire an Instructional Design Company? There are many reasons you to consider hiring a company that specializes in developing instructional products. For example, you need a new training or e-learning course but. You, and/or your organization, are new to e-learning and you aren’t sure where to start. You have a small team and can’t afford to add a permanent employee.

How To Select The Best Instructional Design Company

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How To Select The Best Instructional Design Company. In the first article in this series we discussed the 10 Qualities & Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company. Then we posted an article on How To Find A Great Instructional Design Company. Now we turn our attention to how you assess their qualities and skills to hire the best instructional designer.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

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Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Or are you looking to reach a new audience in a more modern way? Then developing online learning or an e-learning course might be your solution. Yet, where to do you start? What do you do, more importantly, what shouldn’t you do? And how do you know that developing online learning is the right solution for you?

Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer

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Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer. This is the last in our series of articles discussing finding and selecting a great instructional design company. In our first article we discussed the 10 Qualities and Skills of Great Instructional Design Companies. Our second article focused on how to identify a list of potential candidates. Our previous article discussed steps to select the best candidate to work with.

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How Do You Find A Great Instructional Design Company?

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How Do You Find A Great Instructional Design Company? In an earlier article we discussed 10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company. While that post describes the top qualities and skills you should look for, how do you actually find a great instructional design company? In this post we expand on the previous article, to suggest ways you can find companies to then assess their qualities and skills. Referrals From Your network.

How to Use Customer Training to Inspire Your Clients

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Where does your customer training journey begin ? After a customer has purchased your product? Or before they’ve purchased it? And what customer resources do you include in your program? Should you provide as many resources as possible to meet the needs of everyone? Or should you focus your efforts? And produce a few high-quality customer training resources to inspire your user?

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Designing a “Learning Journey” #LX

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One of the most useful tools that we instructional designers can borrow from #UX is the Customer Journey map. After we’ve confirmed that this training should exist (a la Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping), we should remember that learning is not an event, but a journey. What is a Learning Journey? It’s a type of timeline that we can use to align different types of instructional products or solutions to support learning. Learning is not a binary activity, it takes time!

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Designing a learning experience, applying #UX to instructional design #LX

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Many of us have heard of “user experience” or UX , but how many of us think about the “learner experience” or LX ? We’ve looked at (ranted?) about the confusion between e-learning design and web design. We’ve looked at some shared goals between product design (and management) and instructional design. Let’s look at how instructional designers might learn from user experience (UX) designers.

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“Training for Good”

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There’s a lot of focus in the L&D world on corporate applications of training or elearning. Which is understandable, but it would seem that the not-for-profit organizations are underserved and under-represented. Several months ago I saved this link with the idea that the L&D world needs a bit of this. link].

When do you need a “course” (and not something else)?

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There are times when it seems that when training is suggested, it always means “a course” In North America, a course means a single instance of programmed instruction (an e-learning module, a 2 day workshop). It may have different connotations elsewhere (in the UK, it can mean a series of related workshops/events). But many training needs are put in a “course” format unnecessarily.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Other Training Debt

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I’ve written before about “ Training Debt “, based off: [link] and. link] and. [link]. Here are some other ways that training debt might hurt an organization or a cause. Customer Training Debt. Without investing in customer training, you might find that your customers don’t know how to use your product. Without that knowledge, they might not get the full appreciation of your product. They may not be aware of ,or know how to use certain features.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

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One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience. For all learners this includes heuristic language building, socialization, inculturation, and play.

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Performance equation

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When building your training solutions, it’s really important that you consider how your target audience is going to incorporate this new knowledge or skill into their practice, task or work. Whether it’s online or offline (or both!), think of how you can: Specify and communicate (performance) expectations. Provide training and simulate a realistic environment where they can practice. Augment your solution with resources. Align access to those resources to the process.

How to get the most out of your instructional designer

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(or how to be a good “client”). We recently wrote a post about what makes a good instructional designer , and a great instructional designer is not the only factor in a successful working relationship. We believe it should be a mutually beneficial relationship, so here are some things that YOU as a client can consider when procuring e-learning or instructional design services and getting the most of our your instructional designer.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

19 Powerful Ways That Small Businesses Can Benefit From Thinkific

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Thinkific is a platform that in a short space of time has revolutionized the online education market. Thinkific empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses to create online courses. Making it easy to manage your course and sell it for a profit.